The Parrot Club will be showing "Bird Brain: Discover the Intelligence of Birds" for movie night.
This NOVA program shown on PBS talks about how birds have advanced thinking skills that we usually assume are unique to humans. Watch astonishing tests of avian aptitude: parrots that can plan for the future, jackdaws that can "read" human faces, and crows that can solve multi-step puzzles with tools like pebbles, sticks, and hooks. NOVA puts feathered Einsteins through their paces and reveals skills that even 3 or 4-year-old children have a hard time mastering, such as empathizing with each other or putting off one reward now to get a bigger one later. From this revolution in thinking about our feathered friends, the conclusion seems irresistible that bird brains see the world in ways that aren't so different from our own.
The Parrot Club is a non-profit organization founded in 1974 by a group of people interested in spreading the fun and enjoyment of exotic birds. The Parrot Club meets the second Tuesday of the month, March through December, with a picnic in August. There is social time from
6:30-7 p.m. followed by a program.
Our mission includes enhancing the knowledge and enjoyment of exotic birds for our members, encouraging preservation and conservation of all avian species, and introducing the general public to the joys and responsibilities of keeping and caring for companion birds.
The Parrot Club meets at the Veteran's
100 Sunset Ridge Drive
East Hartford, CT
P.O. Box 463
Hartford, CT 06141-0463